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MUTATION, French law. This term is synonymous with change, and is particularly applied to designate the change which takes place in the property of a thing in its transmission from one person to another; permutation therefore happens when, the owner of the thing sells, exchanges or gives it. It is nearly synonymous with transfer. (q.v.) Merl. Repert. h.t.

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Keywords: Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Antibiotic resistance, Mutation, Sequencing.
Yet, the molecular features of the disease have become of interest since 2005 following the identification of the JAK2V617F mutation.
No mutation was identified in GPR54 gene, while two mutations in GNRHR gene were observed in one sporadic case of isolated HH.
Notably, in 13 patients in whom only one pathogenic mutation was initially found by Sanger sequencing or NGS, 3 were further identified to carry exon deletions by MLPA.
FDA approves first blood test to detect gene mutation associated with NSCLC.
The mutation would only be visible if every cell has the same mutation.
The myRisk Hereditary Cancer test improved the identification of cancer-causing mutations in genes other than BRCA1 or BRCA2 by 46% and detected 43% more women with a deleterious mutation.
The scientists said that characterizing those additional mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene will not only bring certainty to families about a CF diagnosis or carrier status, but will also accelerate the design process for new drugs tailored to a particular mutation.
Using peripheral blood samples, the presence of MPL W515L/K mutations and JAK-2 V617F mutation were analyzed by real-time polymerase chain reaction.
Sequencing quality assessment and mutation detection were performed as a semi-automated process using Mutation Surveyor[TM], followed by direct examination of all sequence tracings.
Researchers have discovered that women who do not have a BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation but have a female first-degree relative (mother, sister, or daughter) with a BRCA mutation do not have an increased risk of breast cancer compared to women with no personal or familial mutations.
These results support the standard clinical practice of advising noncarriers that they do not have any increase in breast cancer risk attributable to the family-specific BRCA mutation and, in the absence of other strong risk factors, should follow general population guidelines for breast cancer screening," said Dr.